Letter Of Intent Worksheet To Plan
Your Autistic Child's Future

Planning your autistic child’s future? This Letter of Intent Worksheet is to help you plan your autistic son or daughter's future using expectations and real options as a guide for future caregivers in decision-making and interaction with your child.

Considering Your Son Or Daughter's Future
For each applicable area below, consider your son or daughter's future. List 3-4 options to guide future caregivers in decision making and interaction with your child. Draw upon what you know about your son or daughter, through observation and through discussion with your child, and share what you've learned.

Residence:
If something should happen to you tomorrow, where will your son or daughter live?

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Education:
You have a lifelong perspective of your son or daughter's capabilities. Share it!










Employment:
What has your son or daughter enjoyed? Consider his or her goals, aspirations, limitations, etc.

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Medical Care: What has and has not worked with your son or daughter? What should future caregivers know?

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Behavior Management:
What consistent approach has worked best in your absence during difficult transition periods in your son or daughter's life?

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Social:
What activities make life meaningful for your son or daughter?

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Religious: Is there a special church or synagogue or person your son or daughter prefers for fellowship?

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Additional Considerations:

Advocate/Guardian:
Who will look after, fight for, and be a friend to your son or daughter? (List 3-4 options.)

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Trustee(s): Who do you trust to manage your son or daughter's supplementary funds? (List 3-4 options.)

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Source: NICHY

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